Now, I know Kollywood has been going through a rough patch lately but after watching Azhagiya Tamil Magan over the weekend, I think it is in desperate need of decent directors. Now, I didn't say "good" directors because that's asking too much. We'd just take "decent" directors who can provide good movies that dont suck so bad.
Whenever I go watch a Tamil movie, I "switch" to a very low expectation mode - with a limited budget and a star such as Vijay, there's bound to be some masala value in the movie. But ATM was unbearable. I literally predicted what the next scene was gonna to be before it happened. There was no logic to the movie. Both Vijay and Shreya acted poorly to say the least. Rediff review was right on.
I went to the Movie for two reasons -- first of all, I liked the songs by AR Rahman and was hoping to see them in action - they were butchered. My favorite song of the movie - Nee Marilyn Monroe - had some item girl who was overweight - not Shreya who was the second reason I went to the movie for. And, I was thoroughly disappointed on both fronts. And what's with overt references to Shakeela and her movies? The movie was so bad that I was happy that I could leave before the climax for other reasons.
With Mani Ratnam and Priyadarshan fully dedicating themselves to Bollywood, Shankar who's expected to make the move to Bollywood with Robot, Jeeva who unfortunately passed away and with 3B's (K. Balachander, Bharathiraja and Balu Mahendra) in retirement, we are left to only look forward to movies by a select few - Gautham Menon, Vasanth and that's it. Don't tell me S.J. Suriya and Silambarasan are also directors. I meant "decent" directors.
Kollywood is in desperate need of decent directors.